In order for the Tribe to receive a certificate of self-regulation for its Class II activities they must satisfy the eligibility requirements of 25 CFR Section 518.2:
a. The Tribe has continuously conducted the gaming activity;
b. All gaming that the Tribe has engaged in, or licensed and regulated, on Indian lands within the Tribe's jurisdiction is located within Oregon, a Statethat permits such gaming;
c. The Chairman of the National Indian Gaming Commission has approved the Tribe’s gaming ordinance; and
d. Nothing in the record indicates material noncompliance with the provisions of 25 USC Section 2710.
The National Indian Gaming Commission has determined that the Tribe has satisfied the following criteria:
1. Conducted its gaming activity in a manner that has resulted in an effective and honest accounting of all revenue;
2. Conducted its gaming activity in a manner that has resulted in a reputation for safe, fair and honest operation of the activity;
3. Conducted its gaming activity in a manner that has been generally free of evidence of criminal or dishonest activity;
4. Adopted and is implementing adequate systems for accounting for all revenues from the activity;
5. Adopted and is implementing adequate systems for investigation, licensing and monitoring of all employees of the gaming activity;
6. Adopted and is implementing adequate systems for investigation, enforcement and prosecution of violation of its gaming ordinance and regulations;
7. Conducted the operation on a fiscally and economically sound basis;
8. The gaming activity has been conducted in compliance with the IGRA, NIGC regulations and the tribe’s gaming ordinance and gaming regulations.
The Grand Ronde Gaming Commission has a national reputation for excellence setting an example for other regulatory agencies to follow. The Gaming Commission takes pride in this achievement of self-regulation and will continue to strive for excellence in the regulation of the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde’s gaming operation.